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The Wallflowers - Bringing down the horse



One Headlight

So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Chorus:

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle

But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it's cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can't break away from this parade

But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed

And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead

We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

(chorus)

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes

This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else

Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think of death-it must be killin' me

(chorus)


THREE MARLENAS

Alone tonight in somebody's bed

She gone and dyed her hair red

She only went and did what she did

'Cause he would drive her home then

There's lipstick on her new dress

She hadn't even paid yet

But it doesn't matter where the money went

It wasn't how she paid 'er rent

One, two, three Marlenas

There's got to be someone we can trust

Out here among us

Now lookin' out across the city lights

She thought they'd be a good pair

Now he could make a living sellin' cars

Maybe she could work there

She's gonna pick a star in the night

And pray to make it all right

She tried so hard not to pick a kite

She always prayed to heaven lights

One, two, three Marlenas

There's got to be someone we can trust

Out here among us

One, two, three Marlenas

It's see no, speak no, hear no evil about us

The three Marlenas

Man, I think I'm gonna buy myself a Rolls
Maybe a Chevrolet
One where I can pull that top down

Just let my radio play
Now I'm headin' out on that highway
I'm goin' right out of state

Now I ain't lookin' back until I'm gone

Right through heaven's gates
One, two, three Marlenas

There's got to be someone we can trust
Out here among us
One, two, three Marlenas

Ya see no, speak no, hear no evil among us
The three Marlenas
Three Marlenas
Three Marlenas